The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Police/Courts

July 11, 2014

Police charge woman whose story prompted attack on doctor

The woman who accused a local doctor of sexually assaulting her, resulting in that doctor being beaten by her boyfriend, has been arrested on three felony charges, Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney Kristin Keller announced in Magistrate Court Friday.

Kimberly Dawn Adkins, aka Kimberly Dawn Persinger, is charged with being an accessory before the fact, felony conspiracy and providing false information to police officers. Persinger is now lodged in the Southern Regional Jail on $100,000 bond.

Adkins’ statement to her boyfriend, Alvin Ray Williams, allegedly drove Williams to confront, and then attack, Dr. Michael Webb, an OB/GYN at AccessHealth on Carriage Drive in Beckley. Webb was sent to Charleston Area Medical Center where he was treated for facial fractures.

Williams appeared in Magistrate Court Friday morning, but waived his preliminary hearing. His attorney, Chris Lefler, did ask for a bond reduction, saying that Williams is not a flight risk and $100,000 was more than his family could come up with.

Magistrate Steve Massie denied the motion, and advised Lefler that if he were going to change the amount, he would raise, not lower, the bond from $100,000.

Keller told the court that after a thorough investigation, Webb was not found to have been involved in any wrong-doing in his medical practice. Adkins changed her story during the course of the investigation, as well, Keller said.

— E-mail: ppritt@register-herald.com

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